Today, the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the province.
Responding to an April 2014 order from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to lower customers’ electricity bills, the Hawaii Electric Light Co. (HELCO) is accelerating Hawaii’s shift from fossil fuels to solar and other renewables.
As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, tank car supply, rail safety concerns, and new regulations, they now also have to address a new, potentially market-busting lawsuit.
Suit by Denton, TX Royalty Interest Owners Could Be Harbinger of More Suits if Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Ban Passes
Ahead of the November 4th vote that could make it the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing, the City of Denton has been sued by a group of royalty interest owners claiming that the city’s current temporary ban violates their property rights.
Halloween is approaching, so let’s talk poltergeists – troublesome spirits that haunt a specific location. Where do they come from?
Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill that extends real property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating solar panels on New York City buildings effective September 23, 2014.
The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).
Do you think that what you say when negotiating a mineral lease does not matter once the agreement is inked and contains boilerplate language declaring it to “supersede all prior negotiations” and “be the complete agreement between the parties”?
Recent legislative and regulatory developments at the federal and state levels signal lawmakers’ increased attention to issues related to the abandonment of oil and gas pipelines.